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ITE Manitoba February Luncheon
February 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The February meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 starting at 12 noon.
The luncheon will be held at the Winnipeg Winter Club, at 200 River Avenue. Parking is provided south of the building, and is accessible from Harkness Avenue and from Bell Avenue (via Donald Street). The main building entrance is on the south side of the building. Our Meeting will take place in the Riverview Room.
Our presenter this month is Harald Larsen, P. Eng. From the Traffic Engineering Branch at Manitoba Infrastructure.
After working with a number of consulting engineering firms in Winnipeg, Harald started working with the Department of Highways and Transportation (now Manitoba Infrastructure) as the Traffic Safety Engineer in February of 1990 dealing with speed zones, traffic collisions and a minor responsibility for roadside safety.
In the mid 1990’s, Harald introduced Manitoba Infrastructure to effective roadside safety and that has become his primary role. Manitoba Infrastructure’s approach to roadside safety has since evolved into a multi-million dollar program. Several manuals on roadside safety that Harald has written, or supervised the development of, have been implemented and are used to guide the roadside safety program for Manitoba Infrastructure. Harald has created many standard parts and system drawings specific to Manitoba Infrastructure that compliment these manuals. These standard drawings are based on current research and crash test experience following NCHRP 350 and MASH testing criteria.
Harald’s presentation provides an overview of the evolution of roadside safety in general with a focus on the relationship needed between the designer and the drafting staff. It shows how Manitoba Infrastructure has grouped its various barrier systems into: Rigid, Semirigid and Flexible systems as well as different end treatment categories. It contains many video clips of various crash tests both successful and unsuccessful.
Please note that the price of the luncheon is $27.39 for members and friends and $16.68 for students. These prices are increased from 2017 in order to account for Eventbrite fees. Registration and online payment MUST be completed by 12:00 PM on Friday, February 9th, 2018. Registration can be completed here.
Hope to see you there!
Steven Florko, EIT
ITE Manitoba Section